The Importance of Sleep
By Camille Dillard, DO, Health & Wellness PC
July 24, 2020
Tags: Sleep   Sleeping Problems  

Preventive medicine could improve the quality of your sleep.

There is nothing worse than a bad night’s sleep. It leaves your brain groggy, it can increase irritability and mood swings, it can affect work performance, and it can even influence you to reach for more sugar and snacks throughout the day. Getting quality sleep every night is crucial for promoting good physical, mental, and emotional health, and if you are having trouble sleeping our Rome NY preventive medicine doctor Dr. Camille Dillard can provide natural, medicine-free ways to help you catch those elusive ZZZs.

What's causing my sleeping problems?

Just about anything can be to blame for poor sleep including:

  • Stress
  • Chronic pain
  • Depression
  • Too much stimulation (e.g. electronics or exercising too late)
  • Caffeine
  • Certain health problems
  • Sleep disorders
  • Certain medications

The good news is that preventive medicine offers a wide range of treatment options that can target common causes of poor sleep such as stress, mood disorders, and chronic pain. Dr. Camille Dillard and her team in Rome NY can also work with you to create lifestyle changes that promote better sleep habits. By learning about your current routine, we can help you pinpoint potential pitfalls that are keeping you from getting the good night’s sleep you deserve. Some changes may include:

  • Powering down electronics 2-3 hours before bed
  • Finding a soothing and relaxing nighttime ritual (e.g. taking a warm bath)
  • Dimming the lights hours before bed
  • Keeping the room at an optimal temperature for sleep
  • Shutting out any light or noise from your bedroom

We also know that pain can be a contributing factor to poor sleep. Our preventive medicine team offers a variety of chiropractic techniques and treatments to improve how the nervous systems function. By identifying and fixing misalignments in the vertebrae, we can also:

  • Reduce pain and inflammation
  • Promote blood flow
  • Stimulate healing
  • Reduce fatigue and tension
  • Reduce stress
  • Promote deeper sleep

We all go through periods of stress and anxiety, and it’s incredible how much these seemingly mental and psychological conditions can also significantly impact our bodies and the way we carry ourselves. Stress and anxiety can manifest into physical aches, pains, and other problems that regular preventive medical care can help you better manage.

Natural Health Center provides osteopathic medicine, nutritional advice, preventive medicine, and more to the Rome NY, area. If you are looking for natural and holistic ways to improve your health and lifestyle to achieve better sleep then call Dr. Camille Dillard today at (888) 338-WELL to schedule a consultation with us.

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